shaved asparagus with quinoa on a white plate

Shaved Asparagus Salad with Quinoa

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This shaved asparagus salad with quinoa recipe is a great option for a take to work lunch or a side salad for dinner. 

shaved asparagus with quinoa on a white plate

Shaved Asparagus Salad Ingredients

  • 15 large stalks of asparagus
  • 1/2 cup uncooked red or black quinoa
  • 1/4 cup fresh-squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon of orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • 1 scallion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • pinch of salt & pepper

How to Make this Easy Salad

  • Cook the quinoa by adding it to a saucepan with 1 cup of water. Bring it to a boil, then cover and let simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Once all the water has been absorbed, remove from the heat and let sit for 15 minutes. Then fluff the quinoa with a fork. 
  • While the quinoa is cooking, create asparagus ribbons with a vegetable peeler. Grip the woody end of the asparagus and move the peeler away from you – creating long strands. 
  • Combine the orange juice, zest, mustard, scallion, olive oil, salt and pepper in a small bowl. 
  • Combine the quinoa, asparagus ribbons, and dressing in a large bowl and stir gently to combine.
shaved asparagus salad on a plate

Tips for Making this Asparagus Quinoa Salad

If you’re looking for a lunch that you can easily take to work, this salad works great. It tastes great served warm or cold There are a lot of potential add-ons for this simple salad, like toasted pine nuts or crumbly goat cheese.

Yield: 4 side salad servings

Shaved Asparagus Salad

shaved asparagus with quinoa on a white plate

This shaved asparagus salad with quinoa recipe is a great option for a weekend lunch or a side salad for dinner. 

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 15 large stalks of asparagus
  • 1/2 cup uncooked red or black quinoa
  • 1/4 cup fresh-squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon of orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • 1 scallion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • pinch of salt & pepper

Instructions

  1. Cook the quinoa by adding it to a saucepan with 1 cup of water. Bring it to a boil, then cover and let simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. Once all the water has been absorbed, remove from the heat and let sit for 15 minutes. Then fluff the quinoa with a fork. 
  3. While the quinoa is cooking, create asparagus ribbons with a vegetable peeler. Grip the woody end of the asparagus and move the peeler away from you - creating long strands. 
  4. Combine the orange juice, zest, mustard, scallion, olive oil, salt and pepper in a small bowl. 
  5. Combine the quinoa, asparagus ribbons, and dressing in a large bowl and stir gently to combine.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 101Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 67mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 3g
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